Sunday, November 11, 2012

Player Appearance: Kenley Jansen

The Dodgers kicked off a Holiday Mall Tour yesterday at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park. They're out trying to get fans to give Dodgers tickets as gifts for the holidays. Yesterday's event included appearances by Kenley Jansen from 11-1 and Tim Leary from 1-5. 

I haven't been to many autograph events lately, but this one was just minutes from home, so I couldn't pass it up. When I arrived at the mall at 9:45, there were only about 20 people in line. We were told only one auto per person but we could get back in line if we wanted more. I got Kenley's autograph numerous times throughout the season, so I didn't need much signed, only a ball.

At 10:30 we were told Kenley had just left Dodger Stadium and he would be arriving in thirty minutes. Surprisingly, he arrived right at 11:00 then started signing right away. I was at the front of the line five minutes later. Kenley signed my ball then I went home. Nice and easy. I had plans later that day, so I couldn't make it to the Leary appearance.

The Dodgers have four more stops on their Holiday Mall Tour. You can see the entire schedule here.